Know What Your Buying

Home inspections are questioned by some homebuyers and investors? This is especially true when the home is newly built or renovated.

A home inspection is a critical part in getting to know what your buying regardless of whether the home is old, new or renovated.
Ask yourself two important questions – What do I need to know about the home that I am purchasing?  Who is looking out for my interest when it comes to the purchase of the home?

Some homebuyers may minimize having a licensed home inspection for various reasons. For example, some first time purchasers may unwittingly be influenced by buzz words that they hear in the real estate industry like “new”, “rehabbed”, “totally renovated”, “lots of upgrades”, without realizing how certain words can have an impact on their decision making process not to get an inspection, or pay attention to the inspection report if they do have one.

Some investors feel that they may not need an inspection because they “got a guy” (contractor or whatever) that will look at the property and tell them what needs repairing, or perhaps they think  because it is a given that certain systems or components will need replacement in the property whats the point in having an inspection?  Well, why do most people get a second opinion, another quote when making a major purchase or in acquiring a service?

Home Warranties (or the lack thereof…)

Newly constructed homes and those rehabbed usually boast having a one year warranty and rightfully so, they should! It can take months living in a home before discovering issues that may be costly to correct and to be forthright and open about inspections, having one may not reveal a particular problem at the time of inspection. However rather than being totally at the mercy of the builder or construction professional(s) who’s job is to build and sell properties, its YOUR job to live in and enjoy your investment as comfortably as possible. OUR job as your home buying advocate is to make sure that you have another set of eyes that have been trained to find other problems that may exist and make your home purchase as safe as possible and that you know what your buying!

Inspectall Inspections provide thorough inspections and inspect every property as if it were our own. Our focus is not on trying to build a relationship with those in the real estate industry but on servicing our clients.

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Home Inspector Tip:

Foundation Crack  (vertical) – Consider an exterior crack repair process if you do not want to disturb your interior walls. It begins by coring a small hole in the earth at the crack location. After the crack is exposed and prepared,  a clay-like substance can be poured into the hole covering the entire crack. See waterproofing company in your area for help and assistance, such as, U.S.Waterproofing.